Upcoming Events

The Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility organizes or participates in several transportation-related events each year. These include national summits, regional forums, industry conferences, or special events and broadcasts. You can find leading transportation experts at all of these events, making them an excellent resource not only for professional and research insights, but also for networking.

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March 4, 2021 MTI Research Snaps Webinar: "TODs and Park and Rides, Which is Appropriate Where?"  -  Online

10-10:30a.m. (PT) | Register to receieve link.

In the quest for environmental quality as the pandemic subsides, many urban planners understand and appreciate that housing located within walking distance of rail stations and bus stops motivates many local residents to choose commuting on buses and trains rather than driving. But what about those park-and-ride (PnR) facilities for the commuters who choose to live in places beyond walking distance to transit? Come hear the new research-based evidence on where parking provides a boost to bus and train ridership that is double to four times the impact of transit-adjacent housing. This webinar starts the discussion of how transit agencies should react to the research.

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March 18, 2021 MTI Research Snaps Webinar: "Digital Butts in Seats: Creating Interesting, Engaging Virtual Events"  -  Online

10- 10:45a.m. (PST) | Register to receive link. 

By now, we've all adjusted to Zoom meetings and online events, but are you utilizing technology's potential or was there a scramble to move everything digital with a "Phew! That'll do." attitude? In a survey by HubSpot, only 23% of companies were set up for remote work prior to COVID-19; 51% of companies weren't prepared for remote work at all and had to quickly pivot their in-person strategies. However, online events and in-person events were not created equal. This misunderstanding has led to day-long, butt-numbing virtual conferences, Zoom fatigue, and challenges maintaining team enthusiasm and participation. Sound familiar? With a few simple tips, you can learn the formula for effectively engaging your online community.

Together, we'll discuss:

  • Understanding participant attention: online vs. in-person events
  • Creating memorable and effective content
  • Utilizing the right technology

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